Accession Number : AD0676519

Title :   INTERVAL PROGRAMMING: A NEW APPROACH TO LINEAR PROGRAMMING WITH APPLICATIONS TO CHEMICAL ENGINEERING PROBLEMS.

Descriptive Note : Systems research memo.,

Corporate Author : NORTHWESTERN UNIV EVANSTON ILL TECHNOLOGICAL INST

Personal Author(s) : Robers,Phillip D. ; Ben-Israel,Adi

Report Date : SEP 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 22

Abstract : Chemical engineering problems of blending, mixing, furnace loading, etc., frequently have the form maximize c(t)x subject to b(-) < or = A x < or = b(+) where the matrix A, vectors b(-), b(+), c are given. We denote by interval programming, abbreviated IP, the theory, computations and applications of problems of this form. The purpose of this paper is to present a finite iterative method for solving IP called SUBOPT (abbreviation of suboptimization method) and to demonstrate its effectiveness on a cupola charging problem, a representative of interval programming problems in chemical engineering. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*LINEAR PROGRAMMING, *CHEMICAL ENGINEERING), PROBLEM SOLVING, ITERATIONS, CUPOLAS, ALLOYS, COSTS, COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

Subject Categories : Industrial Chemistry and Chemical Processing
      Operations Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE